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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
April 28, 2016 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Iowa DPS Issues Amber Alert

WASHINGTON, Iowa --The Iowa Department of Public Safety has issued an Amber Alert on April 28, 2016 at approximately 5:45PM for a missing teenager from Washington County, Iowa.

Dominique Nicole Lloyd, 17, of Washington, Iowa, was reported missing to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, April 23, 2016, and was recently spotted in Georgia.  She is described as a white female, 5’6”, 130 pounds, blonde hair and blue eyes. She is believed to be with Micheal Brad Knuth, 24, of Washington, Iowa. Micheal is described as a white male, 6’1”, 168 pounds, brown hair and blue eyes. They are believed to be in a black 2008 Mazda MZ3 4B with the Iowa license plates DXL 519. Authorities believe they may be in the Georgia or Florida area.

Iowa Department of Public Safety officials are working with Georgia law enforcement to coordinate efforts in locating Dominique and Micheal.

Micheal is a registered sex offender in the state of Iowa.  Micheal was charged with 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse for an incident on March 13, 2014, in Washington County, involving a victim between the ages of 14-17.

Micheal is wanted on violating a no-contact order, involving Dominique Lloyd, and failure to comply with the Sex Offender Registry.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call their local law enforcement.

Media Contact: Alex Murphy, Public Information Officer, Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Investigative Operations at (515) 443-3014 or amurphy@dps.state.ia.us.


Dominique Lloyd, 17 Micheal Knuth, 24

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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